Across the performing arts and across Europe disabled artists are pushing the boundaries of form, and are presenting audiences, fellow artists and arts professionals with one of the creative opportunities of our time.

Europe Beyond Access will support disabled artists to break the glass ceilings of the contemporary theatre & dance sectors. The core partners of the project are British Council (operating for this project in the UK and Poland), Onassis Stegi (Greece); Holland Dance Festival (The Netherlands), Kampnagel (Germany); Per.Art (Serbia), Skånes Dansteater (Sweden), Oriente Occidente(Italy). It is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission.

Our 7 arts organisations will:

  • Support disabled artists to internationalise their artistic innovations and their careers;
  • Develop a network of leading mainstream organisations with a commitment to present and commission at the highest level;
  • Build European audiences interested in high-quality innovative work by Europe’s disabled artists;
  • Develop tools and understanding in the wider performing arts market;
  • Collaborate with many of the world’s leading arts networks to champion excellent artistic works, and to educate arts professionals.

An audio-flyer introducing the project (especially useful for visually impaired users) is available here:

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Project Activities

Artistic Exchanges

Exchange between European artists is at the heart of Europe Beyond Access. It will include 5 laboratories, 12 solo residencies, 8 group residencies and a digital exchange programme.

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Audience Development and Engagement

Europe Beyond Access sees an unprecedented trans-national investment in presenting, supporting and commissioning the work of world-class disabled performing artists.

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Public Performances and Commissions

Europe Beyond Access sees an unprecedented trans-national investment in presenting, supporting and commissioning the work of world-class disabled performing artists:

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Capacity Building

Europe Beyond Access will build the capacity of two key groups of arts professionals at either end of the cultural market. 

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Upcoming Events

Disabled Artists’ Network Meetings in Warsaw

Date: November 15, 2019

Location: Poland

Internationalising Arts & Disability: a network meeting

Date: November 29, 2019

Location: Netherlands

DanceAble | Step into the future

Date: November 28, 2019

Location: Netherlands

Past events
  • The British Council
  • Skanes Dansteater
  • Oriente Occidente Dance Festival
  • Holland Dance Festival
  • Onassis Stegi
  • Per Art

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